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In 1953 the seven largest schools of the Southern Conference withdrew to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. The remaining ten schools retained the name Southern Conference. Most records are dated from that time.

Team records

--Most first downs in a game: 36, Wofford, 1985 --Most first downs in a season: 266, 1992 (13 games) --Most points scored in a game: 62-7, Lees-McRae, 1993 --Most points scored in a season: 388, 1994 (11 games) --Most yards gained in a game: 610, VMI, 1992 --Most yards gained in a season: 5,323, 1992 (13 games) --Fewest first downs allowed in a game: 4, Richmond, 1964 --Fewest first downs allowed in a season 121, 1964 (10 games) --Fewest points allowed in a season: 93, 1960 (11 games) --Fewest yards allowed in a game: 34, Davidson, 1975 --Fewest yards allowed in a season: 2,251, 1964 (10 games)

Individual records

--Catches--most in a game: 13, Rick Crosby, Colgate, 1972 --Catches--most in a season: 69, Scooter Johnson, 2002 --Catches--most in a career: 133, Victor Frazier, 1982-1985

Extra points--most in a game: 8, 3 players tied [Jim Leber, VMI (1970); Steve Bailey, Davidson (1974); Jeff Trinh, Lees-McRae (1993)

Extra points--most in a season: 46, Justin Skinner, 1994

Extra points--most in a career: 100, Justin Skinner, 1994-1997

Field goals--most in a game: 4, Justin Skinner, Marshall, 1996

Field goals--most in a season: 14, 2 players tied (Justin Skinner (1996); Travis Zobel (2002))

Field goals--most in a career: 61, Greg Davis, 1983-1986

Games--most played in a career: 48, Lester Smith, 1988-1992

Interceptions--most in a game: 3, 6 players tied [Jeff Varnadoe, Davidson (1970); Jeff Varnadoe, William & Mary (1970); Jim King, VMI (1970); Rusty Holt, Davidson (1972); Albert Pressley, Marshall (1985); Marcus Johnson, VMI (1988)

Interceptions--most in a season: 9, Jeff Varnadoe, 1970

Interceptions--most in a career: 18, J.D. Cauthen, 1985-1988

Kickoff returns--most yards in a game: 160, Phillip Florence, ETSU, 1987

Kickoff returns--most yards in a season: 770, Carlos Frank, 1996

Kickoff returns--most yards in a career: 2,535 Carlos Frank, 1996-1999**

Passing--most yards in a game: 428, Kip Allen, Wofford, 1985

Passing--most yards in a season: 2,561, Jeff Klein, 2002

Passing--most yards in a career: 4,468, Robert Hill, 1981-1984

Punt returns--most yards in a game: 177, Carlos Frank, Newberry, 1997

Punt returns--most yards in a season: 455, Jeff Varnadoe, 1971

Punt returns--most yards in a career: 861, Jeff Varnadoe, 1970-1971

Punting--best average in a game: 54.7, Travis Zobel, ETSU, 2002

Punting--best average in a season: 44.6, Greg Davis, 1986

Punting--best average in a career: Greg Davis, 1983-1986

Receiving--most yards in a game: 201, Mark Slawson, Furman, 1979

Receiving--most yards in a season: 1,230, Brian Baima, 1971

Receiving--most yards in a career: 2,078, Victor Frazier, 1982-1985

Rushing--most yards in a game: 286, Gene Brown, VMI, 1988

Rushing--most yards in a season: 1,647, Stump Mitchell, 1980

Rushing--most yards in a career: 4,062, Stump Mitchell, 1977-1980

Scores--most points in a game: 24, 5 players tied [Tony Passander, Davidson (1969); Mark Slawson, Furman (1979); Danny Miller, Appalachian State (1981); Jack Douglas, Chattanooga (1992); Terrance Rivers, Furman (1994)

Scores--most points in a season: 96 (16 td's), Terrence Rivers, 1994

Scores--most points in a career: 300 (50 td's), Jack Douglas, 1989-1992

Total offense leader in a game: 438, Kip Allen, Wofford, 1985

Total offense leader in a season: 2,277, Kip Allen, 1985

Total offense leader in a career: 6,737, Jack Douglas, 1989-1992

Touchdowns--most in a game, 4, 5 players tied [Tony Passander, Davidson (1969); Mark Slawson, Furman (1979); Danny Miller, Appalachian Stater (1981); Jack Douglas, Chattanooga (1992); Terrance Rivers, Furman (1994)

Touchdowns--most in a season, 16, Terrence Rivers, 1994

Touchdowns--most in a career, 50, Jack Douglas, 1989-1992

** Southern Conference Record

(Source: Citadel Football 2003, pp. 106-110)

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